China: Mobile phone subscribers

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 China

Mobile phone subscribers, in millions

 Latest value 1780.61
 Year 2022
 Measure million subscribers
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 434.34
 Min - Max 0 - 1780.61
 Source The International Telecommunication Union
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 434.34 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 1780.61 million subscribers in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 1780.61 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 157 countries is 52.98 million subscribers. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Mobile phone subscribers - recent values

Historical chart
China - Mobile phone subscribers - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology. The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months). The indicator applies to all mobile cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint, radio paging and telemetry services.


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